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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. I asked for the boom length not the sail dimensions in my former life as an Ullman rep... Hey Snap, good to hear your still around and doing well in SD wot you doing now?
  2. It's 12" shorter on the boom for better sheeting control, but has something like 7 sq. ft more sail up top which has shown an enormous improvement in light air. Although it was very fast in light air before! The square head really depowers well. Still like to see those pictures of the Rocket Intergalactics you have! sure you will have to wait till I get back to NZ in Feb, I will post the pictures then
  3. yup, thats the old girl, the stick has now been changed to the std Rocket 22 stick as the original Martin sticks which were used on the prototype (SLUT) have been snapped, the Ullman rep was asking the North rep for the our square top sail dimentions, must have been for you, Be interesting to see how the sails differ, thought you said that your new main had more square footage? We thought about a dacron main for the same reasons you did, but ended up with a black sail. I still cant belive how much of an improvement to the boat handing that sail made and we still use the stock rudder.
  4. I have to say the best change we made was going with the North square top main. By reducing the main foot by approximally 11" and adding a square head we improved handling and performance without adding sail area. The boat tackes faster and the main depowers so much easer. We also got a woomper light weight asso from Lidguards in NZ, not sure if the additional handicap is worth that one but in the light with the huge asso soaking the boat to the mark is funny with Vipers reaching hard and crossing your transom further back each time. Had a lot of fun with the old girl, Rocket #1 Seattle Washington. I will have a look, I think I have a couple of pictures from the Rocket Intergalatics held in Seattle during the Noods regatta, about the first and last time we will see I think seven rocket 22's on the water together. If I find them I will post them.
  5. get to the K&K in Greenlake just north of Seattle for kick off and I am sure you will get an education very quickly!
  6. Hi 'Barnone' I believe Bainbridge Island, Puget Sound. There is only one thing left to do:, 'A 2011 version' ok Kev, what changes would you recommend in the 2011 version, And if the mighty All Blacks play the way they did last weekend...the French are in trouble! But I have heard and sad to say seen it all before, don't forget 1999 or 2007, now is the time to right those wrongs, I think Richies boys will hit them hard and then up the antie in the second half this go around! Go the All Blacks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. yep I think it is the one!
  8. love that boat Carbon!!! if we get SMS going here that would be a great boat for the NW